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Practical Session 2 Update - Malta

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

Unfortunately government restrictions have not lifted in time for us to open the postponed booking period. Therefore we will be cancelling Session 2 Practical exams scheduled for October-December. Our Representative will provide further guidance in due course. We are very sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and we will continue to monitor the situation. Thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place.

We will be gradually rolling out remotely-assessed Performance Grades https://gb.abrsm.org/en/performancegrades/ internationally and will share exam dates and booking periods soon.

The booking period for online Music Theory exams at Grades 1 to 5 is now open. The closing date is Monday 12 October. For information about Grades 6 to 8, see our dates and fees page. To book exams you will need to register and create an account with our new online booking service.

Exams at Public Venues – what’s changing

If you are booking exams at a Public Venue organised by us you can:

Choose your Practical exam date and venue

  • When you book your exams you will be able to choose dates and venues from a list of available options. You will know your exam date(s) as soon as you book and pay.
  • You can choose your date and venue, but not the time of your exam. We will email you to confirm the time of your appointment(s) once the booking period has closed and we have finalised the timetables.

View exam venue details

  • You will be able to search for venues to check the full address and facilities and choose a venue that suits you and your candidates.

Change Practical exam appointments online

  • Once the booking period has closed and we have confirmed your exam times, you can go online to search for and select an alternative exam slot, either at the same venue or at a different one.
  • You can do this up to 48 hours (two full days) before the exam date.

What you need to know

Booking periods for exams

  • The booking period is when you can book exams for the forthcoming exam session. Each booking period has an ‘opening date’ as well as a ‘closing date’.

Book early for more choice of Practical exam dates

  • For the widest choice of Practical dates and venues, book your exams as soon as the booking period opens. The earlier you book the more choice you will have.

Late booking

  • Once the booking period has closed and timetables are confirmed, it may be possible to make late bookings for practical exams if space is available.

What about Music Theory exams?

  • All Music Theory exams will continue to take place on set dates.
  • We are unable to accept late bookings for Music Theory exams.

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